With Bonnaroo fast approaching, this year’s Super Jam, always a highlight of the annual festival in Tennessee, will feature former members of popular jambands.
The Super Jam, led by Nigel Hall (The Nth Power, Nigel Hall Band, Lettuce, Jon Cleary, lots of bands) will incorporate well known musicians who have parted ways with their former bandmates. Todd Stoops (RAQ, Kung Fu), Jeff Austin (Yonder Mountain String Band, Jeff Austin Band, Otep), David Murphy (STS9), Tom DeLonge (Blink 182) and Dickey Betts (Allman Brother Band, Great Southern) will headline an all-star lineup of ‘What happened to that guy?’ and raising questions of ‘How are they going to play together? They’re not even the same genres.’
“We fully expect Tom to get too drunk to perform but he insists,” reported Dave Mustaine (Metallica, Megadeth) who is curating the Super Jam. “Dickey is presumed to be the wild card for this but this new guy Stoops definitely is on my radar.”
Added Mustaine, “I have no fucking idea what music they are going to play, but it’s going to be loud and fast and over way before it should be, much like our careers with our former bands.”
It all kicks off at 2am on Saturday night at Bonnaroo, with special guests including Jeff Holdsworth and Marc Daubert, formerly of Phish, while Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver) and Dave Navarro (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, Carmen Electra) will show up really late but with some really good drugs, and all will be forgiven.
Rumors circulate that Vulvatron from GWAR will be the lone female performer at the Super Jam in a yet undetermined role, although a supply of fake blood at Bonnaroo has proved to be difficult to obtain thus far.